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by OldguyGlen
Wed Oct 26, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Air system questions...
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

Re: Air system questions...

I've heard a lot about the shortcomings of the air compressors on the 83's. The 80 model only has a warning light for low pressure.
by OldguyGlen
Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Air system questions...
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

Re: Air system questions...

You can remove the air pressure sensor if you want. But if it works, and the wiring is all intact in the various cables, what is the benefit of removing it. It monitors the rear shock air pressure only. The control module turns the light on for a few seconds, as a bulb test, then turns it off if the...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Oct 03, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Car tyre
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Car tyre

I understand your interest, but I'm afraid you're out of luck. The '80 Wing has a narrow rear swing arm. I don't know of any car tire that would fit. Also, if you search for other threads (and there are a lot of them) you will learn that many older threads recommend car tire brands & models that...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Off idle and mid range hesitation/bog
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Off idle and mid range hesitation/bog

Congratulations. Good sleuthing work. I bet you can now get that carb rack out and back in, in record time. You followed the advice that an old mechanic once told me...It's got to be something. So if you check everything, you're bound to find it.
by OldguyGlen
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Off idle and mid range hesitation/bog
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Off idle and mid range hesitation/bog

Just guessing now... Maybe it's not a carb issue. Spark plugs can fire more easily at lower compression conditions. It's harder to fire them under high compression as in aggressive acceleration. Do you get the hesitation only at those limited mid range rpms, or does it also occur at higher rpms if y...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Master Cylinder Rebuild.When Is It Time.
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Re: Rear Master Cylinder Rebuild.When Is It Time.

Probably not a master cylinder problem if the rear brake is firm and effective other than the pedal having too much travel. The link from the rear of the pedal, up to the master cylinder has an adjustment feature. Just look at it closely, it's pretty simple.
by OldguyGlen
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Off idle and mid range hesitation/bog
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Off idle and mid range hesitation/bog

I'm about out of suggestions. Maybe someone else will chime in. Your test of the slides, on the bench with upside down caps is typical. The only thing different is the needles drop down into the main jets when fully assembled. Possibly a bent needle is dragging. Check to see if all 4 head pipes get ...
by OldguyGlen
Tue Sep 20, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Off idle and mid range hesitation/bog
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Off idle and mid range hesitation/bog

Yes, the slide will "pop up" when giving the throttle a sharp "blip" in neutral. They may not open fully, and may not stay up long. And yes, the engine, in neutral can rev very high with less than full function of all 4 carbs. It doesn't need much fuel, or torque, to rev high wit...
by OldguyGlen
Tue Sep 20, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: fuel pump

Here's an approximate test that might be easier to do in your driveway with limited equipment. And you don't have to rev the engine to 3000 rpm for a full minute. Get a 8ft clear fuel line and temporarily fit it to the pump outlet. While just cranking the engine, raise the end of the hose. See how h...
by OldguyGlen
Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Off idle and mid range hesitation/bog
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Off idle and mid range hesitation/bog

Welcome to the forum. I wouldn't rev it to the moon on those timing belts. At 35k miles, but not running for unknown storage time, I bet they are 41 years old. My thought is the carbs. It can rev easily with less than 4 perfect carbs when at no load. But in gear, they all have to help out. Sounds li...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedo internal bits
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Speedo internal bits

Thanks for the update. I've never had my speedo apart (1980 GL1100). But my TACH has a Rear Air Pressure warning light. It comes on briefly with the key, as a bulb check. Then it stays off unless there is very low pressure AND I'm travelling above some minimum speed (15 mph, I think, so hence a need...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing starter on ‘82 GL1100
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Replacing starter on ‘82 GL1100

I just did mine this spring. I took the armature to a local starter/alternator shop. They cleaned it up dirt cheap. Then I ordered a new brush plate on line. Had it all done in a few days. I ordered the complete brush plate as it was cheaper than any "brushes only" offering I could find. A...
by OldguyGlen
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Good morning
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Good morning

Hey Martyfair, I noticed you're in West Monroe, LA. I spent a few business trips there a few years back, working on some factory automation projects with the folks at Ouichita Machine co (spelling ???). We were making beer cartons at the local paperboard factory, I did some hiking (Geocaching) along...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Good morning
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Good morning

It was a glorious day yesterday here in Minnesota. After church I rode the wing, with lady friend aboard, out to the local Arboretum for a 3 mile walk in the woods. She rarely rides with me so it was a special occasion. The riding season here is getting near the end. Since I rarely have a passenger,...
by OldguyGlen
Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1085

Re: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions

I give up. I don't understand the symptom. Still seems like stuck plates, but you comment about clutch cable having to be super tight to get "something to engage"??? Cable too tight makes the clutch slip, not engage?? But if the plates are sticking, over tightening the cable won't free the...
by OldguyGlen
Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1085

Re: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions

I don't know why you are so sure about the clutch plates. Worn plates slip, stuck plates won't release. Your symptoms seem more like stuck plates, or cable adjustment. Are your shift problems with engine running, or off? Do you realize how difficult it is to replace the plates. Special tools, or hom...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Aug 22, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1085

Re: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions

Your GL1100 doesn't have reverse. Your solenoid might be bad, but it's better to diagnose and be sure before throwing money at replacement parts. Do the voltage tests, double check the buzzing symptom, and try the love taps. Then report back.
by OldguyGlen
Sun Aug 21, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1085

Re: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions

Stalling the engine should have no effect on the ability to re-start it. Take a voltmeter and check voltage at the cable terminal right on the starter motor when the solenoid clicks. You are tracing whether the solenoid is not passing current to starter, or the starter isn't functioning. Could be ba...
by OldguyGlen
Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tire Date Clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: Tire Date Clarification

I believe your assumption is true. Yes, it is a year old. Consider the logistics moving inventory from manufacturer, to a distribution center, then perhaps to a regional center, then to a retailer, and finally to you. Also consider these distribution/retail warehouses have to have inventory on hand,...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No fuel.
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: No fuel.

I believe all the GL1100's had mechanical fuel pumps and mechanical petcocks, so no fuse. Open the fuel line into the pump and open the petcock to check for filter plugged up, or bad petcock. If those are OK, replace the hose on the pump. Open the fuel line into the #3 carb and crank the engine to c...
by OldguyGlen
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1085

Re: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions

If I read you right, it looks like the lever/cable might be stuck. I'd release the cable down at the clutch actuation lever on the engine. Then check the cable/handlebar lever for free movement. If everthing cable related looks good, then test the lever at the engine. It will be stiff (hard to actua...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1085

Re: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions

The lever should have minimal free play. Just enough that it actually goes slack with the lever released. If you pull the lever full on, the clutch should release and you can shift. Sometimes it may not shift real easy with the engine off. Sometimes a long stored bike will have the clutch plates som...
by OldguyGlen
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1085

Re: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions

He said he kept tightening the cable and finally it wouldn’t engage anymore. His method sounds backward. Maybe it's too tight now. Tighten the cable too much and it won't engage. Loosen it too much and it won't disengage. (I assume we mean engage=drive the wheel, disengage=won't drive the wheel.)
by OldguyGlen
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1085

Re: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions

Welcome to the forum.
What makes you believe it needs new clutch plates. Symptoms? These clutches are known to last a long, long time. Bike miles?? Check cables. Change oil, using a proper wet-clutch type oil.
by OldguyGlen
Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Quitting motorcycles?
Replies: 104
Views: 8521

Re: Quitting motorcycles

I'll be 81 next month. I don't ride as much as I once did, but I feel I need to ride a certain amount to keep the skill set up to a level that I'm comfortable with. I avoid nighttime and rain, and am super cautious when two up. But there's something about riding that's hard to explain to nonriders. ...